EAMC Profile Forms

Creator(s): Penny Crook; Tim Murray

Year: 2006


Definitions from the ListofFormProfiles table from the EAMC Archaeology database. These describe the form (or shape) of the profile of objects, eg cylindrical, tapered etc.

Cite this Record

EAMC Profile Forms. Penny Crook, Tim Murray. 2006 ( tDAR id: 407186) ; doi:10.6067/XCV82J6DZ6

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Coding Rules

Code Term Description Mapped Ontology Node
1 Tapered
2 Cylindrical Straight-sided
3 Blob top
4 Single collar
5 Double collar
6 Flared rim that finishes with a curve outward
7 Flanged wide, flat-topped rim
8 Pig Snout
9 Flat
10 Bulged Refers to neck of bottles
11 Curved
12 Bute Base-less, common-shape tea cup (see Whiter pp. 126–127)
14 Vestigal foot
15 Double vestigal foot
16 Pedestal foot Raised, visible foot ring on a teacup, bowl, vase etc which flares out (see also cylindrical foot ring)
17 Straight-sided, angled to describe bowls, teacups with walls that flare out (ie diam is greater than base), but don't flare (ie curve) at the rim.
18 Q-ring handle
19 Tipped Q-ring handle Q-ring plus stopper on top of handle
20 Spur outer Thumb rest of teacup handle
21 London the shape with ledge or barrel at base. Miller (1991: 15) describes it as 'the most common cup shape for the period from 1810 to 1840 has been labeled_x000d_ “London Shape,” which is the name that the Spode factory gave to this shape. London shape cups look like an inverted truncated cone with a steeply angled shoulder just above a high standing foot ring. Other potters appear to have called this shape “Grecian,” which is what an illustration of this shape is labeled in the Wedgwood catalogue of 1880 (des Fontaines 1971:28). London or Grecian shape occurs in all sizes of cups as well as bowls.'
22 Unidentified
23 Curved rim; recessed well, footed Footed saucer
24 Cylindrical; wide-flared neck Blacking bottle
25 Chamfered heel
27 Cylindrical; recessed rim Jars, ie preserve jars
28 Footed
29 Pointed foot Noodle bowl foot
30 Rolled overhang rim Pharmaceutical lids (eg see Arnold 1989: 90)
33 Splayed heel; inner rim guide Pharmaceutical jar
34 V-shaped foot ring foot ring, usually on plate, that is v-shaped and tapered/pointed with a more gradual slope on the outside
35 Curved marly
36 Footless
37 Flat marly
38 Spur inner Decorative spur on teacup handle
39 Porringer Teacup form with flared rim and rounded bowl on cylindrical foot ring (like rice bowl). (See Whiter 1978: 125)
40 Tall porringer Teacup with elongated porringer form.
41 Double foot ring Regular foot ring with an additional, smaller ring above, possibly associated with saucers.
42 Royal Flute Handleless tea cup form with scalloped rim and fluted body, on pointed foot. See Whiter 1978: 125.
43 Gadrooned Strike-like beading relief decoration around rim, usually with scalloped edge at rim.
44 Cylindrical foot Raised, visible foot ring on a teacup, bowl, vase etc which does not flare or point (ie, is cylindrical; see also pedastal and pointed foot rings)
45 Rolled ext rim for mixing bowls
46 Octagon Teacup form with eight sides and pedastal foot. First used by Spode c1829. (See Whiter 1978: 125)
47 Straight-sided
48 Flanged rim, rounded body; pededstal foot Standard chamber pot.
49 Flared rim; footed standard wash bowl: cylindrical foot ring, not pedestal
50 Relief marly
51 Various Only used for mixed bags.
52 Ogee–Waisted Teacup or bowl form with a wider diam above the narrow waist than below. Often accentuated by beading around the waist.
53 Wide-flared neck Blacking bottle
54 Sloping shoulder For ginger-beer bottles: rounded, sloping shoulder
55 Chamfered shoulder For blacking bottles: narrow, shoulder angled at approximately 45 degrees from body and neck.
56 Panelled
57 Gutter rim Cupped rim platform as on vege dishes etc. See diagram.
58 Sawtooth rim On glassware; a zig-zag finish to the profile of the rim
59 4way, well, ring edge
60 Concave recess; curved lip for buttons
61 Spherical
62 Recessed rim Preserve jars
FormID FormName Notes
Special Coding Rules: These entries are not in the coding-sheet, but represent edge-cases in Data Integration that may benefit from custom mappings


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Administration Note: EAMC images were first uploaded in 2012 groups from the site and/or of the same type. They were split into individual records in 2017 following the transfer from the FAIMS Repository to the FAIMS Collection.

General Note: Several volunteers assisted with photography of the CUGL collection for the EAMC project, including Barrie Doran, Evan Raper, David White, Kerrie Alexander and Victoria Balnaves.

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